Rifle Division Holds Spring 2017 100 Meter Score Match
Twenty competitors attended the April 30th Hunter Benchrest Match. Two new range records were set. In Varmint Hunter Class Gavin Carlson was on a streak to shatter his previous record until he dropped 3 points on his last target. Gavin still beat his old record by one point to retain his reign. In VFS/Open Class Phil Nick shot superbly, he shot clean with no mistakes to break Matt Cyr’s 2014 record by 6X dots. In Hunter Class, Katelyn Jack definitely earned first place with her .243.
1st Katelyn Jack 227 – 1X
2nd Ken Chambers 220 – 1X
3rd Rod MacDonell 219 – 2X
Varmint Hunter Class
1st Gavin Carlson 245 – 6X new range record
2nd Donovan Jack 242 – 8X
3rd Rod Jack 235 – 4X
Varmint for Score/Open Class
Phil Nick 250 – 14X new range record
Dwayne Cyr 249 – 9X
Ron Pettigrew 249 – 7X
Thanks to competitors who traveled significant distances to attend. Thanks to the Rod Jack family for pitching in barbequing, running targets and filling in where needed. Thanks to Official Scorer Al Carlson and the RSO’s and Referees who helped run a smooth event.
Submitted by D. Cyr
UPDATE: The rifle range road is now open. The pistol range road is still closed.
The road is now open from the highway to the main club house for members to drive in. There is a still barricade preventing vehicle traffic to the pistol and rifle ranges, but it’s a much shorter walk than from the gate. The Pistol and Rifle roads are still too soft to drive on for another week or two.
Thank you for your patience
Spring is here so the gate will remain locked until the road is in suitable condition to drive on. The range is still open and available to be used but you will need to walk in.
Kenora biathlete rises to top in national race against World Cup qualifiers in Canmore
Henry George “Hank” Barker
February 4, 1934 – January 15, 2017
A long-time member of the Lake of the Woods Gun Club passed away at his residence at the age of 82. Hank was an active member who enjoyed long range rifle shooting and he was good at it. Early mornings on nice summer days, you could find Hank at his favourite bench. He would grin with pride showing that he could keep all his shots on a credit card size target at 385 meters. Hank was kind and generous but preferred not to be recognized for his contributions to the Club. When the regular Rifle Range groundskeeper was swamped with construction, Hank would haul his personal lawn tractor from home and cut the grass. Hank was a thinker, a problem solver, and inventor. His name will be added to the Departed Members Plaque on display in the main club house.
Ella Kyle, Liam Kyle and Wyatt Fortner take aim at the Falcon Lake biathlon facility on Jan. 8.
Seven Kenora athletes made good use of the shooting skills they’ve learned at the Lake of the Woods Gun Club biathlon range when they competed at the Falcon Lake biathlon facility on Jan. 8.
Race format was a Sprint which involves two shooting bouts in the range. The developmental categories shoot from a prone position at larger targets, while the more experienced athletes shoot once from prone and once while standing. An additional time penalty is added to athletes time for each missed shot.
Ella Kyle: 1st place in Developmental Girls age 11-14;
Wyatt Fortner: 2nd place in Developmental Boys age 11-14;
Liam Kyle: 3rd place Developmental Boys age 11-14;
Megan Shewfelt: 1st place Developmental Women 19+;
Kaitlin Almack: 2nd place Developmental Women 19+;
Adam Johnston: 3rd place Developmental Men 19+
Tim Wehner: 1st place Master Men’s 35+.
The next biathlon event is at Falcon Lake on Jan. 28-29. There is an intro to biathlon session for those wanting to try it out on Jan. 28, followed by a race on Jan. 29.
Written by Scott Lockhart
Reposted from KenoraOnline.com with permission.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2017!
Applications for 2017 membership are now available on the website under the 2017 Membership tab.
Nice article in the Kenora Daily Miner & News about the biathlon training program at our club. Check it out!